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Getting the Current Time

This section shows the way of getting the current time of the system.


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Getting the Current Time


This section shows the way of getting  the current time of the system.

In this section, through the given program you can get the current time in the proper format (Hour:Minute:Second AM/PM). This program shows the current time by using the various methods of the Calendar class. These are explained as follows:

Code Description:

Date is the special instance of the time. This class helps you to convert a date format object into the integer fields like YEAR, MONTH, HOUR, MINUTE, SECOND etc.

Above method gives you the minute value from the current time and MINUTE is the predefined field of the Calendar class which returns the integer value i.e. the minute value of the current time

Above field of the Calendar class returns the integer value 1, if the current time is in the PM otherwise it returns 0 value which denotes the time is in the AM period.

Here is the code of the program:

import java.util.*;

public class CurrentTime{
  public static void main(String[] args){
  Calendar calendar = new GregorianCalendar();
  String am_pm;
  int hour = calendar.get(Calendar.HOUR);
  int minute = calendar.get(Calendar.MINUTE);
  int second = calendar.get(Calendar.SECOND);
  if(calendar.get(Calendar.AM_PM== 0)
  am_pm = "AM";
  am_pm = "PM";
  System.out.println("Current Time : " + hour + ":" 
+ minute + ":" + second + " " + am_pm);

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April 12, 2011
Getting the Current Time

Hi! I added this line: int month = calendar.get(Calendar.MONTH); and what I got was one month less than the actual month. Why is it so?
August 24, 2011

need online Run for all programs...
July 19, 2012
dynamic clock

what about a program that shows a dynamic clock , where the seonds are actually increasing on the same spot.
ganesh dudhade
August 21, 2012
about error

int hour = calendar.get(Calendar.HOUR); incorrect this is correct int hour = calendar.get(Calendar.HOUR_OF_DAY);
November 12, 2012
Count down clock

How to creat a count down program that shuts down my computer.
January 6, 2013

I made this code: import java.text.SimpleDateFormat; import java.util.*; import javax.swing.*; public class TimeBox{ public static void main(String[] args) { Calendar calendar = new GregorianCalendar(); int hour = calendar.get(Calendar.HOUR); int minute = calendar.get(Calendar.MINUTE); int second = calendar.get(Calendar.SECOND); JOptionPane.showMessageDialog("Current Time", hour + ":" + minute + ":" + second); } } And I get an error. y u no work?